Nuggets vs Pistons Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, March 16, 2023

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The Denver Nuggets (46-23) visit the Detroit Pistons (16-54) on March 16, 2023 at Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons are underdogs by a 15-point margin as they enter the matchup losers of four in a row with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games. The over/under in the matchup is set at 229.

How to bet Nuggets vs. Pistons

Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 15 points, with bookmakers listing the Nuggets as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Nuggets have -1331 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +800 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 229 points.

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Nuggets vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 16, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSDE
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Arena: Little Caesars Arena

Nuggets vs. Pistons Betting Trends

The Nuggets have played 69 games, with 36 wins against the spread. Denver has been chosen as the favorite in 53 games this year and has walked away with the win 38 times (71.7%) in those games. Nuggets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 50% of the time (35 out of 70 games with a set point total).

In the Pistons’ 70 games this season, they have 31 wins against the spread. Detroit is 14-52 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 21.2% of those games). Pistons games this year have gone over the point total 51.4% of the time (36 out of 70 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Nuggets Leaders
Nikola Jokic 61 24.7 11.9 10 1.2 0.7 0.9
Jamal Murray 55 20 4 6 1.1 0.2 2.5
Michael Porter Jr. 52 17.2 5.3 1 0.7 0.5 3
Aaron Gordon 57 16.8 6.7 2.9 0.8 0.8 0.9
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 66 11.1 2.8 2.5 1.5 0.5 1.8


Pistons Leaders
Jaden Ivey 62 15.4 3.9 4.9 0.9 0.3 1.4
Killian Hayes 64 9.6 2.8 6.1 1.4 0.3 1.1
James Wiseman 33 9.2 5.5 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.1
Jalen Duren 56 8.7 8.8 1.1 0.6 0.9 0
Kemba Walker 9 8 1.8 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.8
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Nuggets vs. Pistons Injury Report

Pistons: Bojan Bogdanovic: Out (Achilles), Hamidou Diallo: Out (Ankle), Alec Burks: Out (Foot), Marvin Bagley: Out (Ankle), Isaiah Stewart: Out (Hip), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Isaiah Livers: Out (Hip), Jaden Ivey: Probable (Health Protocols)

What you need to know about the Denver Nuggets

This year, Denver is posting 116.8 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) and ceding 113.2 points per contest (13th-ranked). The Nuggets are averaging 120.6 points per game this season in home games, which is 7.9 more points than they’re averaging on the road (112.7). The Nuggets have seen a decrease in scoring lately, putting up 115.3 points per game in their last 10 outings, 1.5 points fewer than the 116.8 they’ve scored this year.

With a 38.7% three-point percentage this season, Denver ranks second-best in the NBA. It ranks 15th in the league by sinking 12.1 treys per contest. This season, the Nuggets have taken 63.8% two-pointers, accounting for 72.4% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 36.2% three-pointers (27.6% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

In 2022-23, Detroit is third-worst in the NBA on offense (111.2 points scored per game) and second-worst defensively (118.6 points allowed). At home, the Pistons average 113.2 points per game. On the road, they score 109.1. The Pistons are putting up 105.5 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 5.7 fewer points than their average for the season (111.2).

In 2022-23, Detroit is 19th in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.5 per game) and 21st in 3-point percentage (35.1%). The Pistons take 37.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 28.8% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 62.7% of their shots, with 71.2% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this game is the Nuggets, and we predict that Pistons will cover the spread (Nuggets -15). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 229 points.

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